Big four UK mobile phone companies are selling sensitive data with no customer opt-out, warns privacy campaigner
"The big four UK mobile phone companies are selling potentially sensitive data to third parties without seeking the explicit consent of their customers and failing to provide any obvious way of opting out.
That's the contention of social entrepreneur and privacy campaigner Geoff Revill, who has studied the sign-up contracts and privacy policies of the four main UK mobile service providers: EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three.
‘How many people here know that when they sign up for a mobile contract they are also authorising the mobile company to sell their data, including location data, to third parties?’ he asked during the Privacy Advantage Summit in London earlier this month.
Only a smattering of hands went up, a surprise given that the audience consisted largely of entrepreneurs seeking ways to turn privacy awareness to their advantage.”
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